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#225 of 374 Re: Issues with 2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 No Nav at 1000 Miles [marcus216]
Apr 09, 2013 (1:27 pm)
blame the EPA. that is how Honda (and every other maker) gets the big MPG #s. it is a 6 speed that tries to get into 6th before you are off your driveway. SO at 1700 RPM it is essentially lugging, so lots of downshifting, plus you have the torque converter locking in and out.
the VCM just adds another little wrinkle.
Now, I have the same basic drivetrain in an RDX, and yeah, it often has to downshift around town, but I expect it and don't find it objectionable. Especially when I floor it and get slammed back into the seat!
#226 of 374 Honda Maintenance Program
Apr 09, 2013 (1:43 pm)
I got the Honda Accord V6 - 2013. This is my first Honda which I've heard very good things about!
I was offered a Honda Maintenance Program for about $900-1,000 upfront. This will allow me to get oil changes and my maintenance checks at 15, 30 and 45K at any Honda service location. Do you think this is worth it?
#227 of 374 Re: Honda Maintenance Program [bluesocks]
Apr 09, 2013 (1:52 pm)
not really. 15K is probably an oil change/rotation. Ditto for 30K, but throw in a brake fluid flush. 45K another OFL.
and most likely the plan only covers what the MM says, and that may not include the brake fluid.
figure at the deal (they have coupons!) max of $40 each for oil changes at 7,500 mile increments (ballpark) with rotations at every other (maybe $100 total). You get multi point inspections every oil change anyway.
overall, hard to see you paying nearly that much for the basic services the car will need.
#228 of 374 Re: Issues with 2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 No Nav at 1000 Miles [marcus216]
Apr 09, 2013 (3:02 pm)
If you don't mind, let us know what your dealership says when you question the hesitation.
Apr 09, 2013 (3:32 pm)
Planning to by a Honda Accord EXL and got an offer of 24900 -- any idea how good this is
#231 of 374 Re: Issues with 2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 No Nav at 1000 Miles [daneel]
Apr 10, 2013 (5:57 am)
Yes, I know the V6 comes with a 6 speed automatic transmission. I stated that I did not know whether the transmission frequent downshifting was related to the VCM,(vehicle cylinder management system), not the CVT.
Apr 10, 2013 (5:57 am)
If it includes everything but tax and title, 24.9 is a very good price.
Apr 14, 2013 (2:00 am)
Hey guys, has anyone noticed water on the top edge of their break lights? I do get some on the top side, kind of likea line that seems to drain aafter a while. It doesn't get to the middle or anything. I contacted Honda and went to a dealership and the dealer said it was ok as long as it doesn't get inside the main lamp???
Also, I noticed a gap in the right side bumper area. If u look at it from the side and direct sunlight, u can see the black spacers. Meaning is not tight as the other side. Again, th dealer said is normal to have some gaps here and there as no car is perfect???
It isn't the end of the world, but it bothers me that Honda has the same culture of not honoring their warranties. That's why I don't believe in any type of warranty. Any suggestions ir anyone noticing these issues with their 2013 accords? Thanks in advance for your feedback on these 2 issues.
#234 of 374 Re: Water in headlights [mvperez4jesus]
Apr 14, 2013 (11:20 am)
Been buying/leasing Hondas/Acuras since 1989 - some with hondacare extended service contracts - have never ever had a problem with Honda not covering something under warranty. My son even had some motor mounts replaced on an Accord under warranty even though his car was way past coverage.